Love, Children and Family Planning: Seven Discussion Guides for Christian Small Groups, 2013
This resource contains a series of Bible discussion guides and information on family planning and related topics to be used with Christian audiences to inspire discussion on family planning. It is "meant to be used by small groups – in churches, in neighborhoods and in Christian nursing schools and health centers."
As stated in the guide, "churches can help their members, both older and younger, to understand why couples should make good plans for having children, and why spacing children is best for the health of the mother, baby, and the family."
The book is divided into two sections: The first contains the seven discussion guides, which are based on Bible passages, as well as suggestions for discussing them in small groups. The second section gives information about the many different family planning methods available from health providers.
"This book was a cooperative effort of Christian health workers, pastors, church leaders, youth, and members of churches. Contributions and comments came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and the United States."
"This guide was published under the project, Mobilizing Faith-based Organizations to Expand Access to and Choice in Family Planning, supported by the World Bank under the 2011 Population and Reproductive Health Capacity Building Grant Program."
This version of the guide is best for electronic viewing and single page (8.5″ x 11″) printing.
File Size: 3 MB
This version of the guide is formatted to be printed as a booklet with two pages per 8.5″ x 11″ sheet. To assemble as a booklet, fold the sheets in half and bind in the middle.
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